Google has just released the beta version of their latest product: Google Talk

It’s a small download (900k) so don’t expect all the fancy features of Msn and the likes. I’ve yet to find any person who’s using it so if you want to test it with me here is my gmail account: aplennevaux_AT_gmail.com °-]

The main features are chating and speaking the skype way.
Well, imo, this minimalism is a good point if you ask me. The less features, the less configuration problems
Who needs smileys anyway ??

If you are looking for a more feature-pack messenging software, try trillian i’ve used it for a while and its killer feature is its ability to connect to aol, msn, irc, etc, etc….